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[REBOL] Re: RFC: rebol-framework / list-view

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 12-Nov-2002 20:58

I don't have time to fire up my old machine that has TrackRecord on it, but I recall that it had an interesting way of dealing with the issue of heterogeneous record types. I'd need to pull it up and look at it again in order to do it justice though, and it always struck me as a bit odd, which is why I don't use it on a daily basis. :) Had some cool features though. I did something that is similar to what Brett described, I think. We had a loan application object which contained many sub-records that might be individually edited. The main app had many windows with buttons to pop up dialogs, but there was also an auditor feature that looked through the app for missing data and gave you a list (a shallow tree actually) of all items with a title/summary/abstract of each item. From there you could jump directly to a dialog for editing. We put a lot of effort into the main program but found that some users would actually just fire up the auditor and walk down the list of items. :\ TurboTax also has some nice features (e.g. multiple views of data) IMO. -- Gregg